Human Growth & Development · Learning Environments & Curriculum

National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Art has the power to move us. It can bring a smile or reduce us to tears. Some art is disturbing while another is comforting. Today is a day to ponder art as a way to fill our souls with joy. And for children, that comes in the process, not the product. It is the… Continue reading National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Human Growth & Development

The Very Youngest in Our Charge

I taught a workshop this weekend on Creative Curriculum and putting it all together. Overall I thought it went pretty well. It was a great, interactive group that had some great ideas and worked well together. As I went over the feedback the next day it was a pretty dominant theme – there was a… Continue reading The Very Youngest in Our Charge

Learning Environments & Curriculum

National Step in a Puddle Day – Getting Outdoors

Tomorrow is National Step in a Puddle Day and Splash your Friend. Yes. Yes it really is. No one seems to know who or why this day was created, but who cares? It’s a day to go outdoors and enjoy just being there. So what if we get a little rain – we won’t melt!… Continue reading National Step in a Puddle Day – Getting Outdoors

Learning Environments & Curriculum

Cooking with Kids – Making Butter

Cooking with kids is great project that not only employs the science of food, but vocabulary, history, and some tasty fun!  As a teacher I used the Thanksgiving holiday to talk about families and traditions.  We also talked about the history some of those traditions, like using butter.  How do we get butter?  What is… Continue reading Cooking with Kids – Making Butter